How Hype-worthy is the Motorcycle Taxi Uberisation Trend? + An African AI Revolution? feat. Babusi Nyoni & Osarumen Osamuyi

In this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast, I am joined by the Zimbabwean Triple Black Agency Founder, UX Designer and UNHCR Innovation Consultant, Babusi Nyoni, and the Nigerian Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Africa's Talking and Founder and Author of The Subtext, Osarumen Osamuyi.

This jam-packed show features the following topics:

1) What does the world post-Facebook’s Libra announcement look like? This is a follow-up discussion to deliberations made in Episode 130 - our most downloaded show ever - featuring insights about some of the more notable happenings to occur in the world of digital money since Facebook & Co. revealed their plan to re-imagine global finance. [13:48]

2) Is Africa's VC-fuelled motorcycle ride-sharing investment trend worthy of the hype? Listen in for Osarumen's trademark analysis on the matter. [30:53]

3) Does Africa have what it takes to lead a global Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution? Babusi factors in with a compelling case for why he believes the answer to that question is, yes. [55:24]

Resources referenced in this episode:

PODCAST: Will Facebook's Digital Currency Libra Be Good For Africa? feat. Michael Kimani & Simon Dingle by African Tech Roundup

PODCAST: #VillageDiariesAmsterdam Pt 2 w/ Augustina Austin, Babusi Nyoni, Danai Musandu & Tania Habimana by African Tech Roundup

PODCAST: Babusi Nyoni of M&C SAATCHI Abel on the rise of AI-deployment by African Tech Roundup

VIDEO: Predicting Africa's Next Refugee Crisis Using AI by Babusi Nyoni for TEDxCapeTown

ARTICLE: Cutting Edge Automation Imminent by Andile Masuku for Business Report

EVENT: AI For Africa Tour 2019 by Babusi Nyoni

EVENT: Mobility Townhall by TechCabal

EVENT: A Fireside Chat with Dr Shingi Munyeza and Alon Raiz at LEADEREX 2019 by Zimbabwe Investment Tours #ZIT2019

ARTICLE: Flutterwave and Alipay Partner on Payments Between Africa and China by Jake Bright for TechCrunch

ARTICLE: Nigeria’s largest mobile operator is about to become a bank by Yomi Kazeem for Quartz Africa

ARTICLE: WhatsApp Payments coming to India later this year by Campbell Kwan for ZDNet

ARTICLE: DPO acquires SA’s PayFast in reported multi-million rand deal by Daniel Mpala for Ventureburn

ARTICLE: Marchetti’s Motorcycles by Osarumen Osamuyi for The Subtext

ARTICLE: These are Africa’s 10 most funded transport and logistics startups by Digest Africa

PODCAST: YegoMoto's Karanvir Singh on surfing the mobility wave to launch an ambitious platform play by African Tech Roundup

ARTICLE: Opera Mini’s Maker Is Joining Nigeria’s Bike-Hailing Fast Lane by Andrew Christian for WeeTracker

ARTICLE: Why one of Google’s biggest spenders is redirecting some money towards TV and video ads by Megan Graham for CNBC

ARTICLE: Transsion’s Trojan Horses by Osarumen Osamuyi for The Subtext

ARTICLE: Transsion brushes off risk from domestic rivals looking to expand overseas by Wei Sheng for TechNode

ARTICLE: Tecno Launches $25 KaiOS 3G"Smart Feature Phone" In Africa by Toby Shapshak for Forbes

ARTICLE: WeWork isn't even close to being profitable — it loses $219,000 every hour of every day by Rebecca Aydin for Business Insider

ARTICLE: Babusi Nyoni is making AI more accessible and relevant by Design Indaba

ARTICLE: The future of AI research is in Africa by Karen Hao for MIT Technology Review

ARTICLE: Think FaceApp is scary? Wait till you hear about Facebook by Brian Barret for Wired

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